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Iowa Basketball Matchup First (Second) Look: Indiana

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The Indiana Hoosiers may have broken the Hawkeyes. Can they turn things around in the rematch?

NCAA Basketball: Indiana at Iowa
Indiana beat up on Iowa in their first meeting.
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The Iowa Hawkeyes have been a legitimate funk since falling to Indiana the first time the two teams met in January. In that matchup, starting shooting guard CJ Fredrick departed with an injury and Iowa’s offense hasn’t looked the same since. Worse yet, in a loss to Ohio State on Thursday night, the Iowa defense again looked borderline incompetent. The Hawkeyes have now lost three of their last four games dating back to that initial IU matchup.

For their part, the Hoosiers haven’t exactly been on fire. They’ve also lost three of their last four, but played Illinois into overtime on Tuesday night and they have rest in their favor. While Iowa is being forced to play three games this week due to the COVID-19 issues at Michigan State, Indiana comes into Sunday’s matchup on four days of rest.

Here’s your first look at the Indiana Hoosers. For the second time.

Matchup: #8 Iowa Hawkeyes (13-5, 7-4) at Indiana Hoosiers (9-8, 4-6)
When: Sunday, February 7th at 11:00 am CT
Where: Assembly Hall - Bloomington, Indiana
TV: FOX
Video Streaming: FOXSportsGo.com
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network (click to find your local station)
Audio Streaming: TuneIn Radio

Statistical Overview

Iowa

Points Per Game: 89.1
Points Allowed Per Game: 75.2
Rebounds Per Game: 40.8
Assists Per Game: 20.3
Blocks Per Game: 4.3
Steals Per Game: 5.9

Indiana

Points Per Game: 72.8
Points Allowed Per Game: 68.5
Rebounds Per Game: 34.6
Assists Per Game: 14.3
Blocks Per Game: 4.5
Steals Per Game: 5.5

Statistical Leaders

Iowa

Scoring: Luka Garza 25.9 PPG
Rebounds: Luka Garza 8.7 RPG
Assists: Jordan Bohannon 4.6 APG

Indiana

Scoring: Trayce Jackson-Davis 20.1 PPG
Rebounds: Trayce Jackson-Davis 9.0 RPG
Assists: Al Durham 3.0 APG

Advanced Stats

Adjusted Offense
IOWA 125.9 (1) INDIANA 110.9 (43)
Adjusted Defense
IOWA 99.7 (134) INDIANA 91.9 (27)
Adjusted Tempo
IOWA 70.3 (91) INDIANA 66.1 (294)
Adjusted Efficiency Margin
IOWA +26.17 (4) INDIANA +18.98 (27)

Projected Outcome

Final: Iowa 78, Indiana 75
Total Possessions: 68
Win Likelihood Percentage: 59%


Note: Advanced stats are taken from KenPom.com. National rankings are provided following each metric. Adjusted offense and defense metrics measure the points scored per 100 possessions, adjusted for quality of opponent, location and when it was played (more recent gets more weighting). Adjusted tempo is defined as total possessions divided by minutes, adjusted for schedule considering the preferred pace of each team.